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The religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ: the religion that believes in God as the Father Almighty who works redemptively through the Holy Spirit for men's salvation and that affirms Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who proclaimed to man the gospel of salvation. (From Webster, 3d ed)
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Where are independent higher education research centres specialising in TRUE Orthodox Christianity, not to be confused with Orthodox Christianity ? True Orthodox Christianity rejects the modernism with its roots in the Russian and earlier Revolutions, including the paracanonical (canonically impermissible) calendar reforms promulgated by incomplete Robber Synods starting with the Patriarchate of Constantinople in the 1920s and the genocide of True (aka Authentic, Genuine or Catacomb) Orthodox Christianity by modernist Orthodox Christianity, resulting ultimately in the response of the True Orthodox Christian 1983 Anathema against Ecumenism by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) aka Russian Orthodox Church in Exile (ROCIE), embraced by all True, Authentic, Genuine and Catacomb Orthodox Christians. The True Orthodox genocide is numerically by far the greatest Christian martyrdom ever, with tens of millions in the former Russian Empire alone (a large majority of the 110 million "The Economist" estimates were murdered by the Soviet regime alone), was triggered by the refusal of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to allow a Greek True Orthodox bishop to speak about this matter, though the New York Times published his proposed address. In response the anathema was promulgated, in English, the WCC official language, at the ROCOR Synodical meeting at their monastery in Mansonville, Québec, also in Canada. Despite making up between 1 and 10% of the Orthodox Christian populations, in the broad sense of the term, throughout the world, I have been, even as an interested True Orthodox Christian, been unable to find any state recognised study centres devoted to the study of True Orthodox Christianity, as opposed to Orthodox Christianity. Some institutions, such as Cambridge University's Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies claim to have all locally active Orthodox Synods represented on their governing bodies, but didn't respond to my request for the publicly available details of the True Orthodox Christian Synods represented there. In any event, that Institute is not an Institute of TRUE Orthodox Christian studies.
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No, they've been involved in instigating and coordinating the persecution of True Orthodox Christians since their forced introduction of the new calendar in the 1920s, for example sending in the Greek police to shut down True Orthodox liturgies by force, resulting in the death of peaceful True Orthodox Christians trying to block them off, peacefully, from their priests. St. Catherine of Mandra died in this way from her injuries from a Greek police rifle butt to the back of her head in 1927 after over a week in hospital (in which, though she never regained speech, she was able to write a note to her surviving husband asking him to take care of her two small children, her angels. The new calendar has always been rejected by True Orthodox Christians who uphold holy tradition and reject the thoroughly modernist dominated Patriarchate of Constantinople's failure to repent and consequently haven't re-established communion with it until this happens. The official address of the Patriarchate of Constantinople is Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul is the biggest city in Europe and one of the largest in Asia, with 15 million plus people and still growing fast, with the Constantinople part of it, including the Phanar, long swallowed up. The fact that they've received some very raw treatment themselves from the Turkish state, though utterly deplorable, doesn't alter this. I'm fairly certain (99% confident) no such independent institution recognised by the academic and state authorities, exists. I would much welcome collaboration in getting one set up! Long overdue since the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (ROCA) seminary and college at Jordanville, upper New York state, affiliated to, but receiving no funding from, the State University of New York, joined the Ecumenist and Sergianist "Moscow Patriarchate" (entirely subservient to the Soviet Union and its successor state the Russian Federation since Sergius's surrender in 1927), in the 2007 union between the Sergianists and most of ROCA. 105 and counting years of pers
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There is a big difference between the function of Christian art and Islamic art... which caused a difference in the general appearance between them even though they both grew up in almost the same place..
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Thank you... Yes indeed.
"The different objectives"
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Since the 1800s, linguistics have been using Reed-Kellogg diagramming to teach about English syntax, but in 1916 we have Ferdinand de Saussure’s “Langue vs. Parole.” In 1954 we have John Gumpers’s and Dell Hymes’s S.P.E.A.K.I.N.G. model for language variation. In 1955 we have George Trager’s and Henry Lee Smith’s –eme and allo- forms (phoneme, allophone, etc.). In 1957 we have Noam Chomsky’s Generative Transformational grammar. In 1959, we have Kenneth Pike’s “Particle, Wave, and Field” grammar. In 1966 we have Charles Fillmore’s Deep Cases. In 1969 we have John Searle’s and J. L. Austin’s “Speech Acts” grammar. In 1980 we have George Lakoff’s “Metaphors we Live By.” In 1989 we have H. P. Grice’s “Conversational Implicatures.” In 2000 we have George Lakoff’s Embodiment. In 2000 we have Victor Raskin’s Script-Model Grammar, Salvatore Attardo’s adaption of Script-Model Grammar to long and sophisticated discourses, and Christian Hempleman’s adaption of Script-Model Grammar to Artificial Intelligence. So what is next in the continuing history of linguistics?
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Michal Mistecky: Excellent link. Thanks.
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the vision is to discuss the about the ethical development and also to develop mature, informed vocationally skilled leaders of integrity, faithfulness and excellence!!
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Christian leaders should follow Christ's commandments related to loving God and neighbours.
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Hello.
I am preparing a master's degree in theology and I am looking for documentation concerning Christian discipleship, its foundations and its possible evolutions in secularised Western societies, Would any of you like to help me ?
Thank you in advance for your help.
René Foltz
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I can recommend this book, it looks into the history and practice of the priesthood of all believers, which is connected closly to discipleship: https://wipfandstock.com/9781725273962/lived-theology/
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Hello! I'm a new observer on the iNaturalist system, and I mostly post insect macro photos ( https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&user_id=cback&verifiable=any ).
I find that Mecoptera, in spite of their relative abundance, diversity and phylogenetic interest, are an orphan group in terms of systematics references, at least for North America. I read your comment on BugGuide about the non-availability of Penny's monograph. Has anyone managed to secure a copy of this document? It would be a starting point in order to provide high quality photos of specimens with a verifiable ID. Grateful if you can spare the time for a reply,
Regards,
Christian Back
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Thanks Leo for your kind efforts. I never thought of looking for the monograph this way. I will try to dig and hopefully retrieve a copy of it. I think it is a pity that the years of work of Dr. Penny represented by this work are not available. Regards, Christian
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As the title says, I need help with finding articles/books that are available. I am having trouble finding articles on this matter.
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Let me first say this is an guide to answers and not a thesis.
However, there is minimal Zoroastrian influence on Judaism. There is more influence from African/Egyptian Theology on the revealed religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. I base this on Abram coming to Jerusalem and finding the the priest of the Most High God already well established in Jerusalem. Mohammed came from Midian where prior to the conquest of Persia was long ruled by Egypt (see Moses's wife and father in law religion). African/Egyptian Theology is not polytheistic as many believe. It is Henotheism believing there is one god manifested/revealed to man in other beings/gods but in all is only one god. “I became the becoming of those who became after my becoming, for numerous are the desires coming out of my mouth (spoken word to create), …After being only one God, it is three that I became for myself and for Shu (air/spirit), certainly, and Tefnut (water) came out of the Nun (dark empty void) where they were: they brought my eye after them.” This is individuality or one to give plurality in more than one (specifically 3 in trinity). Elohim is God in plurality and individuality. This is very evident in Genesis 1:1-3. So there goes that Zoroastrian influence theory.
Also, the Medes (Zoroastrian religion) were not influential on Judaism until the conquering of Judah, According to the Holy Bible, God prophesied of Cyrus The Great. It would be the other way around if Zoroastrian prophesied of Cyrus. If so, they would not have not lost power the the Persians knowing that Cyrus was coming.
There may be some influence on Christianity, and some on Islam. This was necessitated by the influence of Hellenism by the Greeks and then the Romans who ruled over nations. As a religious rebellion to Hellenistic gods, Zoroastrian, Christianity, and Islam had a common religious enemy.
Finally, just because religions have social and moral goodwill to mankind does not mean one influenced the other. Goodwill (Agape/charitable love) to mankind comes for the spirit of God that was given to all men and women before any of man's religions were created or established. Religion is man's outward appearance to man that he has a relationship with God. Faith is man's inward appearance to God that he has a relationship with God. God moves man to faith in God. Man moves Man to religion with man.
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We need sincere input, dedicated research, and a genuine appreciation of our Exodus2045 Movement, which is underway for Melanated Christian Americans et al., to flee from the clutches of injustice brought on by systematic governmental oppression into a Newfoundland.
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Man is a being that has to live with his fellows due to his nature. As a human and social being, there must be rules that determine their rights, responsibilities and duties in social life. Because a life without rules means turmoil and conflict. Keeping away from turmoil and conflict is determined by the values ​​of the society. These values ​​and rules are based on religion, laws, customs and traditions. The rules that have the widest scope of social values ​​are the rules of ethics. Because all the rules that express value in short, the universal values, the orders and prohibitions of religion, the boundaries determined by the laws are absolutely connected with morality in one aspect. This is the point that draws our attention in its definition as a word. Morality is the whole of the value judgments that show how the qualities that are about to be natural and how they should behave or not behave in relations with the being and with people, including the human being. In another aspect, Morality can also be defined as the formal or informal rules that are expected to be followed by individuals in a society and the rightful performance of the duties and duties that individuals are responsible for. If morality is lived in accordance with the rules, it is called good morality, if it is violating the rules and acting against the rules, it is called bad morality. Morality includes teachable behavior. While people who are educated in line with the factors that constitute the values ​​of the society have good morals, people who are educated on the contrary to these values ​​have bad morals. Good morality enhances both the inner world and the outer world of a person. Self-control is very important in moral education. The values ​​that people believe in maintaining this self-control have an important place. The belief system to which a person is bound and the environment he lives in are the determining factors in shaping his moral behavior. The values ​​of the society in which a person lives are shaped by beliefs, cultures, customs, traditions and customs and laws imposed by the state. In this report, we are thinking about the shaping of moral rules, religion in general, and the sense of ihsan and murâkaba from Sufi concepts in particular. It is possible for a person to have a solid character, to acquire a personality, to be equipped with good morals, to be in harmony with his inner world and to have the consciousness of being under surveillance by a superior being (Allah). This idea is called "the feeling of bestowal" in the religious literature and "murâkabe education" in the Sufi literature. A person who acts with the consciousness that he is under the supervision of Allah at every stage of life and that his every behavior is seen and recorded by Allah will naturally have superior morality. The feeling of goodwill is that people pay attention to their behavior as if they see God. While worshiping as if we see God in our prayers in particular, having this consciousness in our social relations, education understanding, business life, in short, in every moment, gives us good morals, while having the consciousness that God keeps us under surveillance in our inner world will contribute to the consistency of our inside and outside
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I need to understand if the criminalization of homosexuality was introduced by the settlers or Christians. How did Africans perceive non-hetero sex?
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Sexuality freedom were not accepted though there some manifestation of it among the Zimbabweans. Sex were only accepted in marriage which is in line with the message Christians preach.
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I'm looking for a papers concerning either Christianity or neopagan religions and social media. What role does social media play in the spread of these religious movements?
Any suggestions on the papers would be appreciated.
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This study sheds light on the situation of Christians and Jews and the reasons that led to abuse both in the era of Zahir Baybars. The researcher based on accurate historical sources that must be analyzed according to a methodology of exploring and elaborating these sources. The Al-Batailiya fire in (663 AH / 1265 CE) is considered the main reason for the emergence of harassment towards the dhimmis in general, and the Christians in particular. In addition, this study will talked about the Umar’s Assurance that regulates the relationship between Muslims and the dhimmis, as well as talk about the character of the monk, Polus Al-Habees, from where he originated, and the beginning of his appearance in the events of the Baybars era, and the reasons that led to the anger of Baybars , in addition to the results of the Bataila fire the situation of Christians in the state of Zahir Baybars. The study based on a lot of sources and references, and concluded a number of results.
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While there are numerous articles on glossolalia and its use in Pentecostal religious settings (with a few other accounts summarized), I have had no luck in finding research on its use specifically in New Age spirituality settings where what I think is the same phenomenon (save perhaps aspects of its in-group definition) is used in spoken, written and signed forms. Is there sociological documentation of this phenomenon anywhere, perhaps with comparisons to the glossolalia of Pentecostal Christianity (but not focussed on it)?
Also, (forgive the second question) I was wondering if there is research on psychological effects on the listeners and if these differ in any way to those experienced by Pentecostal Christians, seeing as there are likely to be aspects of discourse surrounding the phenomenon which differ. Further to this, are there studies on "glossolalic signing" from this setting (apologies if I do not know the terminology) and its possible effects on processing signs, as glossolalia appears to have benefits in verbal statistical learning (source: )?
Many thanks for any pointers. Apologies if I am a little out of my depth in this area.
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Rajinder Nijjhar
That's not really what I'm looking for, sorry.
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Hello everybody I have been using GROMACS 2018.1 in the last month and I got an error "core dumped" while running the simulation. Accordingly, I have installed the 2020.1 version and while I am doing pressure equilibration (npt), I had the same error again (I paste it below) which is core dumped. Is it a problem in this version or I might have done something wrong while running the equilibration ? I would really appreciate it, if anyone can guide me. I have pasted the error below Thanks Mohamed                   :-) GROMACS - gmx mdrun, 2020.1 (-:                             GROMACS is written by:      Emile Apol      Rossen Apostolov      Paul Bauer     Herman J.C. Berendsen     Par Bjelkmar      Christian Blau   Viacheslav Bolnykh     Kevin Boyd      Aldert van Buuren   Rudi van Drunen     Anton Feenstra       Alan Gray       Gerrit Groenhof     Anca Hamuraru    Vincent Hindriksen  M. Eric Irrgang     Aleksei Iupinov   Christoph Junghans     Joe Jordan     Dimitrios Karkoulis     Peter Kasson        Jiri Kraus      Carsten Kutzner      Per Larsson       Justin A. Lemkul    Viveca Lindahl    Magnus Lundborg     Erik Marklund       Pascal Merz     Pieter Meulenhoff    Teemu Murtola       Szilard Pall       Sander Pronk      Roland Schulz      Michael Shirts    Alexey Shvetsov      Alfons Sijbers     Peter Tieleman      Jon Vincent      Teemu Virolainen  Christian Wennberg    Maarten Wolf      Artem Zhmurov                              and the project leaders:         Mark Abraham, Berk Hess, Erik Lindahl, and David van der Spoel
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GROMACS:      gmx mdrun, version 2020.1 Executable:   /home/abdelaal/build2/gromacs-2020.1/build/bin/gmx Data prefix:  /home/abdelaal/build2/gromacs-2020.1 (source tree) Working dir:  /home/abdelaal/Desktop/GROMACS/C60:TAPC/C60_GRM/22 Command line:   gmx mdrun -v -deffnm npt
Reading file npt.tpr, VERSION 2020.1 (single precision) Changing nstlist from 10 to 100, rlist from 1 to 1
Using 1 MPI thread
Non-default thread affinity set, disabling internal thread affinity
Using 8 OpenMP threads
starting mdrun 'GRM in vacuum' 50000 steps,     25.0 ps. step 44700, remaining wall clock time:   137 s           Step 44790  Warning: pressure scaling more than 1%, mu: 1.01937 1.01937 1.01937 Segmentation fault (core dumped)
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It could be that you are working with a file that is heavier than the strength of your system. This could also happen when you are trying to load a very large .xtc file on a low spec. system. It could be "core dump, segmentation fault".
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I am looking for the most recent scientific findings concerning the attitudes of religious groups (especially major religions like christian catholic, christian orthodox, christian protestant, muslim, jewish, buddhist, hindu, yet also non-religious or atheist groups) towards the actual or permanent societal controversies (violence, criminal, capital punishment, homosexuality, prostitution, abortion, divorce, premarital sex, euthanasia, etc.), possibly after 2015. Collecting material for a new textbook.
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I dont agree with you mr Musek becouse the contreversies about benefets for the big countries not for religens
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I'm working on my final research proposal right now and found some very interesting statistics about family-businesses worldwide. The problem is, that I only have Tharawat Magazine as source: https://www.tharawat-magazine.com/economic-impact-family-businesses/
The problem is, that the Website is more or less trustworthy. There is no real imprint and there is no real proof, that this magazine on family business is relevant.
I double-checked some of the metrics with my research I have done so far and it seems to be feasible. I also see in other article in this magazine, that relevant authors in my field of research have published their.
Does anybody, have some further proofs, that this magazine have an impact on family-businesses and if its okay to use the statistics in my research for a first draft?
Thanks for you help,
Christian
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All I can say on the matter is what information on the title Tharawat Magazine on the Internet (Google) -- nine items and more.
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Hello all,
I am currently looking for someone adept in Gender Studies to assist me with a body of research with the hope of publication on comparing LGB couples Gender Roles to Heterosexual couple traditional Gender Roles. My current research shows that LGB couples fair slightly better than Heterosexual couples because of the egalitarian roles as opposed to the slightly more patriarchal hierarchy in traditional heterosexual couples.
This research will be heavy on LGBT research and Theology to support equality in the marital hierarchy. I will be submitting this article to a Christian Scholarly Journal on Biblical Equality.
I currently live in Japan, so by the off chance someone is in Japan, that is preferred.
Thank you!
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Hello Chris,
I am interested in you research but I am having a little trouble pinning down your argument. I have a counseling degree but would hardly consider myself an expert on LGB gender roles, but willing to share an opinion.
You mentioned that your research shows that LGB fair slightly better, but fail to define what they are slightly better at exactly. Anyhow, if you offer up some parameters for an argument I can certainly offer a perspective.
Have a good one,
Lucas
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There has been greater concentration on the Medieval Middle Eastern and Central Asian Science but so far insufficient exploration of its roots and what it owes or does not owe to Islam. Few, if any, early Islamic scholars were Arab but emerged from Persia, the old cultures of Central Asia, etc. Is this then a Persian Renaissance for example or equally likely a global event?
The explosion of European science in the 17th century can be seen as the result of globalisation, not integral to Europe, so can the earlier Middle Eastern and Central Asian one be viewed in the same fashion?
I have not used Christian or Islamic as, certainly in the West Christianity, was not the driving force for the phenomenon.
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The origin of European science is Greek thought; concerning Asia, Sumerian cultural techniques are the foundation of scientific thought, be it accounting, script or astronomy, which is the most ancient of all sciences. As your question also seems to imply a religious dimension, deities in Sumerian temples were believed to safeguard the assets of a community, e.g. keeping a ratio of silver and barley. I am tempted to conclude, that science as research into single working principles of and in nature, evolved with the proclamation of a single deity, e.g. the workings of prophet Zoroaster. Zoroaster found very great reception in the Greek world, and I do think that these is the link to the birth of science as human activity.
Hebrew thought is also pre-essential, in terms of cognitive transmission, from the East to the West, as early as 300BCE, concerning Europe (Greek islands, Roman Empire, even Pannonia).
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Was the Lord previous to his son, or was his son before him,?
If you say: His father was previously . We told you: You have abolished the theory of the three universes . This means that the son did not manage the affairs of the universe with his father !!!
You have to answer the question: When did the father decide to have a child? And who ran the universe before he had his son?
If you say: the son was previously on his father . We told you: how to be the former son to his father ?!
If you say: they are together forever, we said to you: Who decided to make the father father?!!Who made the son a son?!And how to be a father and son without being one of them before the other ?!
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Bradley Autry quoting the Athanasian Creed doesn’t answer the question. The Athanasian Creed gets first prize for being confusing in practically every clause.
For example as pointed out by Faith Bays the Son was begotten by the Holy Spirit yet the Athanasian Creed states the Son was begotten of the Father alone (clause 22).
Nor was the Athanasian Creed authored by the apostles, an official church council nor even Athanasius himself. In fact, its origin is unknown except that it appears to have been anonymously authored within the Catholic church several centuries after the New Testament was written (Krueger 1976).
Yet despite the inbuilt admission that the Trinity is “incomprehensible” (clause 12) it audaciously mandates wholehearted belief “without doubt” accompanied by the threat of perishing eternally (clauses 2 & 44).
The uncritical acceptance of this absurdity across both Catholic and Protestant Christianity is an own goal in any debate against agnosticism or atheism.
Krueger, R (1976). “The origin and terminology of the Athanasian Creed”, Presented at Western Pastoral Conference of the Dakota-Montana District, October 5-6, 1976.
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I am dealing with a topic: "Christian Faith and Economic Development: A Case Study of Christian Workers in the Ghana's Public Sector Economy at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The study is delimited to the public education and Health sectors, and the police and the judicial sevices.
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Dear Prof. Victor Selorme Gedzi, an interesting question to be further noticed.
To complement the excellent answer given by Prof. Nancy Ann Watanabe, I could that that the Vatican bank---or as they named in order to cover corruption and money laundering: The Institute for the Works of Religion---could have a "measure" of Christian faith quantified in terms of economic matters, pope and cardinals - an elite.
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The above written question is not only for Philosophers but for people with rational minds. There are two groups of people in the universe - those who have a purpose for their lives and those who live aimlessly following the bandwagon. Where actually do you fall? We should practice what we preach and teach. Our followers and students should see us as their mirror by living with the ideals we portray. A life with a purpose is the well examined life where we live critically and creatively trying to make the world a better place to live in. Those who fall to the second category of people are those who imitate, follow the bandwagon which is usually on the negative side of life. That is why evil is growing on a large scale everyday in the world. There are those who go to school because they see others going, but they are differentiated between the real and actual students who have gone to school to study, acquire knowledge and make the world a better place to live in. There are also the Church - goers who are 95% of the Church congregation and 5% Christians. That is why you have a proliferation of Churches in the world today. Read the net and see what the Rwandan government has done to them. Do you as a Critical thinker ask yourself this question - Why is there the proliferation of evil on a tremendous scale in the world with all these growing number of Churches? Let us all reason together to proffer solutions to this question.
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Zig Ziggler, the motivational speaker, encouraged 'a regular check up from the neck up!'
In my experience, there are a number of philosophies and eccesiologies which a regular self-examination. Some may be valid, others may be a bit of navel gazing!!
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For my dissertation (PhD) I am looking for something that does not require statistics per se. I am thinking of using a Case Study method. Can I use this for analyzing a group (Christian Counselors) who employ spiritual gifts and supernatural discernment in their practices? I am hoping to study how it is done for the purpose of creating a new approach for counselling. Thank you!
Any info on how this is done would be helpful even if only a link. Any other methods suggested also welcome.
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Here are the basics of writing a Case Study. The purpose of a case study is to walk the reader through a situation where a problem is presented, background information provided, and a description of the solution given, along with how it was derived. A case study can be written to encourage the reader to come up with his or her own solution or to review the solution that was already implemented. The goal of the writer is to give the reader experiences similar to those the writer had as he or she researched the situation presented.
Several steps must be taken before actually writing anything:
  1. Choose the situation on which to write.
  2. Gather as much information as possible about the situation.
  3. Analyze all of the elements surrounding the situation
  4. Determine the final solution implemented
  5. Gather information about why the solution worked or did not work
From these steps, you will create the content of your case study.
(This was taken from resilienteducator.com)
I did a case study for Liberty one time. I am going to see if I can upload it for you so you can look at it. The title of the case was "Crossroads". It is a true story. A young teenager was driving fast on the freeway and hit two cars. One of the cars exploded and killed all the passengers: a mother and her daughter. It was a sad incident. The driver didn't stop he kept going. It was a hit and run case. I had to develop a counseling approach to the surviving family. I had to choose one person from the family and counsel them. It just so happened that the family was saved. It was very sad you can't help but to cry when you see the movie. A movie was made about the incident. The teenager is a grown man now and he is traveling around doing a workshop at high school about the dangers of drag racing in the street. That was his punishment that the family agreed to. He did not go to jail. He was only a kid. You can find some of his workshops he has done on youtube.
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The question discusses how architecture deals with feminism in terms of human history, through the time of Greek civilization, forms of columns, and the appearance of the Christian religion, in addition, is this still continuing? or it had became a past.
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COVID-19 is already accentuating interesting religious phenomena. Churches closing, beliefs regarding healing, trust in science are the kinds of issues we might ask regarding the relationship between religion and COVID-19. I'd be glad for your suggestions of the topics, questions, themes, and issues sociologists of religion should be anticipating. What are the most productive social scientific research questions to ask? What might social scientists anticipate? What data can we take advantage of that already exists? and What data should social scientists look to collect?
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I'll be interested to see how quickly congregations resume public gatherings and to what extent they are offering aid to those in need.
And I'll be interested to see how the crisis seems to influence overall levels of religious belief, practice and identity.
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A milestone by Theodor Billroth in surgery and cancer surgery.
It is
- the 139th anniversary day (Jan 29, 1881)
Christian Albert Theodor Billroth (1829-1894)
performed
the first successful distal gastrectomy
for gastric cancer within 90 min
However, we may should be aware that everything in medicine surgery cancersurgery science needs teamwork
We are nothing without the Team!
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Theodor Billroth *26 Apr 1829 †06 Feb 1894
Remembering giants in science, medicine and surgery - German Surgeon & Co-Founder of academic surgery
Happy Birthday
"I can not understand how someone can read receptively only"
"Only those who know the past & present of science and art, will boost their progress with awareness"
~ Theodor Billroth
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"Advent" means "arrival", this is the time of the four weeks before Christmas, the feast on which, according to Christian tradition, Jesus is born. Today, the religious background is often pushed back by the Christmas market, hot tea, Christmas cookies, and the shops try to encourage customers to buy Christmas presents through a rich offer. Is that the case with you - or is it completely different?
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Sir, our context is completely different. "Advent Sunday" or similar celebration is not in practice in our country. Christmas the greatest festival of Christians is observed here in a festive mood as in all most all countries of the world.
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The European Academy of Religion announces its fourth Annual Conference, which will take place in Münster (Germany) between Monday, August 30th and Thursday, September 2nd. Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster will be the organizing institution.
Due to the cancellation of #EuARe2020, it will be possible to re-submit for the next annual conference those panels that were already accepted in 2020 and were listed in the conference program - This is our case!
Proponents will find a dedicated submission form that will be open from Friday, December 4th to Wednesday, December 23rd. Re-submitted panels will be automatically included in the conference program.
Further to the re-submission, proponents will be able to make adjustments to the general setting of their sessions. Changes to the panel duration are possible, but not guaranteed.
PANEL: Religious experiences of contemporary pilgrims The panel aims to discuss relations between cultural and religious heritage and the religious experiences of modern pilgrims. Who is a modern “real” pilgrim? How the religious heritage is perceived and experienced during its journey? How the religious heritage is interpreted in literary and visual representations? The panel is mainly focused on networks called European Cultural Route i.e. Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes (1987); Via Francigena (1994); Saint Martin of Tours Route (2005), Cluniac Sites in Europe (2005), European Route of Cistercian abbeys (2010), European Cemeteries Route (2010), Route of Saint Olav Ways (2010), Huguenot and Waldensian trail (2013), Routes of Reformation (2019) but it accepts papers on other local examples and non-European studies and perspectives.
The deadline for paper submission is Friday, MARCH, 19th, 2021 (23.59, GMT +1) Contact: pabloplichta@gmail.com
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I am very interested in this topic. I am a mental health nurse in the UK and have also walked the Camino on a number of occasions. A close friend of mine who is also a nurse supported a fellow Pilgrim on the Camino Way who then had to be admitted to a psychiatric ward - with unusual beliefs of a religious nature. The narrative which psychiatry adds to such experience seems to have a pivotal role in recovery. Often there is a total rejection of personal narrative - and in so doing - missing connection and understanding. I look forward to hearing others views. Rebecca - Bradford Early Intervention in Psychosis Team
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I have raised this issue several times in the past and nothing has changed. I submitted all of the name variation used on my articles (surname first; use of initials; sometimes my surname christian and middle names) and received no explanation other than Research Gate attempts to verify all work but has difficulties or words to that affect. I don't understand why there is such a large discrepancy between Google Scholar and Research Gate.
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Peter - all 'bibliographic' companies use their own metric-based software. My citation rate varies across a whole raft of databases i.e. Google Scholar, RG, Scopus, ISI, Mendeley, Grow Kudos, ORCID, ResearcherID, Publons etc. No two scores are the same. GoogleScolar is one of the most generous - as it includes a wide range of sources that others do not - such as citation in reports, theses, books etc. RG uses a more conservative metric - more on the lines of Scopus. I have over 4,000 citations in GoogleScholar - yet only just over 2,000 on RG. There is probably little point contacting RG. Unless they change their database parameters - if it isn't in their source list - it will not get acknowledged.
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It gladdens my heart to wish all the Christian researchers, especially those I am opportune to share in their knowledge and findings, a happy Christmas celebration. May the good Lord assist us to establishing new findings that are of immense importance to humanity. Enjoy my colleagues. Engr. Dr. Kingsley C. Nnakwo.
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I'll keep a low profile, avoid overeating, and stay away from Boxing Day sales.
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It is a very deep, current issue and requires looking at it from different places. I will make an attempt to expose what I think about it.
A generation gap has a high probability of giving rise to conflicting situations because over time situations and things are modified. Change guidelines, access to new knowledge, different means of communication are used, new words appear, symbols may not mean the same, age hierarchies are filed off little by little, rights are recognized for young people, etc. It is therefore more difficult for those of the generation that are going to adapt again to situations that have not lived. There are more migrations than before and these are of different types, there are new university careers and different types of tasks or work. Regarding gender, there are positive advances towards recognizing the role of women and their contribution to society is very strong. Many men do not want to accept this, others can not get rid of their macho customs even when they are not aggressive, the role of schools and their teachers extends from the disciplinary to the social and behavioral filing the differences that children bring from their homes. Children incorporate these school guidelines and are not always understood by their parents or older siblings - probably more submissive - and can grow defensively and with the contrast between places they travel: their home, the street, the school, the church. But, in the end none of this should be looked at temporarily as very new in the trend. Of course, the speed at which changes are currently occurring is greater and this also influences. The premise would be to become aware that in the "other" there is an other with moral, social, cultural guidelines that can not be left aside. Finally, in our time, let us say at the beginning of this century, events of different types have taken place (for example, wars in African countries, especially oil wars, huge aggressions against Palestinians, towards Christians in the East). At the same time in the last 10 years there has been a tremendous increase in economic and financial inequality that diminish the possibilities and opportunities of the poorest to live a good present and project a better future and the improvement of the middle class is inhibited or even it gets worse in terms of their economic possibilities. All this affects transversally to the societies and it is seen in the streets of the cities, in the public institutions and in excluding environments.
Finally, I want to say that I hope you do not believe that I am very pessimistic, but I would be much less so if millennials and young people are supported more, since they must be prepared to lead our destinies.
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Pedro, I understand what you are trying to say, but what I see is not a generation gap. Moral principles and standards do not change. We of course make new laws for our countries because of time. I remember when the speed limit on an interstate was 55mph now it is 70mph. I cannot do 70mph so I do not try to keep up with that limit. Maybe others can. I do not criticize them for this but if they feel compelled to endanger themselves because of a speeding limit that is detrimental I let them judge for themselves. I was watching an episode of Outlander, the heroine was very hurt and disappointed to find out that his future bride was not a virgin. I heard her reply to him no one are virgins anymore when they marry, young girls give it away early. In 1 Corinthians 8:13 Paul says, "Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend." If we do something and a person does not believe that it is right we are offending our brother even though there may be nothing wrong with what we are doing. Everything is according to one's faith. As a young girl I was never promiscuous and I was a virgin when I married at 24. There is no generation gap. It is a matter of one's faith and what one has been taught. A person with a Christian background can be easily offended. I try not to offend them with my liberality even if it is not a sin. I am not talking about cultists or unorthodox teachings that has nothing to do with Christianity, but is manmade
So, I think in your paper you should consider what offends and how loving someone will cause you to respect their culture, their beliefs and their teachings that they cherish but may be rubbish to you. God Bless.
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I am looking for information on Victorian attitudes toward the Church of England around 1860. I am conducting research on Anthony Trollope's Framley Parsonage. I am interested in anything that would reveal Victorian attitudes of content or desire to reform in regard to the Church of England and the hierarchies within.
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Rebecca, you may want to look at biographies of John and Charles Wesley who were English cleric, theologian and evangelists who were leaders of a revival movement within the Church of England known as Methodism. The Wesley brothers embraced Arminian doctrines. Moving across Great Britian and Ireland, they helped form and organize small Christian groups that developed intensive and personal accountability, discipleship and religious instruction; most importantly, he appointed itinerants, unordained evangelists to care for these groups of people. Under Wesley's direction, Methodists became leaders in many social issues of the day, including prison reform and the abolition of slavery. George Whitfield was an English Anglican cleric and evangelist who was also involved in England at this time in the Methodist movement.
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I am currently working on my ma thesis and I want to analyse if Christians in Iraq are linked to the West via a narrative, constructed by terrorist groups, which possibly causes more persecution of Christians.
I already conducted 19 semi-structured interviews with various people (mainly persecuted Christians, Experts and Politicians in Iraq) asking them about their stories of how they are persecuted, why, by whom and what stories people are telling about Christians and why. I was not able to interview members of terrorist groups due to security issues. My question is how can I analyse the narrative of the terrorist groups "indirectly" from the narratives of the people I interviewed?
I am planing on doing a case study and and using a template analysis.
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Yes it is possible when you group ideas together and look at the indicators you personally would like to focus on.
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Hi,
in my survey I have identified different groups within the sample size and want to run a multiple regression analysis. It is not a problem doing the analysis in SPSS, but I have not found out how to split the identified correlation into the different groups.
So, what I mean is. I know the relation between variable1 and variable2 is .3 in total but I don't know yet, how to find out the correlation between variable1 and variable2 for the variable3 (which is identifying the different groups within the sample size).
I think I am missing some SPSS function and I was wondering if someone can provide some guidance for SPSS.
Many Thanks
Christian
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Hello Christian,
There are several ways to elicit the results of a regression for a specific subset of your data.
1. Select the cases you want evaluated, then run the analysis. In SPSS, from the main menu bar, choose data/select cases.../ Then click the radio button for "If condition is satisfied" and click If... Then specify the desired subset by naming the appropriate selection variable(s) and the subset. For example: gender = 'F', or age > 35. Click Continue, then click OK. Proceed with desired analysis.
2. Within the regression subprogram, the dialog box contains an option to run the analysis on a specific subset. Enter the name of the variable in the box labeled "Selection Variable:", then click Rule button to specify the desired group/s. Proceed with the regression.
Good luck with your work.
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The Orientalist Montgomery Watt believes that the world will not tolerate multiple religions in the next 100 years, and that only one religion will dominate the world. Who is that Christian religion or Islam?
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Certainly Islam
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Cultural trauma in multicultural societies is the result of the collapse of the coexistence of different communities. Cultural tendency is always a culprit that accepting the responsibility for damage caused by its cultural, moral and cultural implications is not being addressed by cultural / national groups, but by representation. The massive trauma in public opinion is trying to disprove its faults. This representation is organized by the policy of the memory of cultural groups / nations.
Iran in the Middle East, including multi-religious and ethnic communities that have lived together for several thousand years. At a time when the exercise of central power throughout Iran is disrupted, peaceful coexistence is also eroded. The clashes and massacres of the Christians in Azerbaijan and the great famine in the First World War overlaps the symbiotic relations between the owners with the Arabs, the Muslims with the Christians, the Kurds and the Arabs with the Assyrians and Armenians. The killings were one of the World War I trauma victims worldwide. The worsening of these events has been the result of helping Iranians and Christians rid the public opinion of Americans, Britons, Russians and Muslims living in Ottoman and Azerbaijani Iran. Its practices have not been eradicated from the mass memory of the Assyrian and Armenians of Iran to date. Because of the bloodiest history And one of the most important calendar days for all of their diasporas in the world. In the current article, he has shown the semiotics of eighteen historical sources. During the first world war, the symbiotic relations in Iran were disrupted and the narrative of the Ottoman regime and the Kurdish Ottoman rulers Colonial governments arising from the memory policy Bread has expanded cultural trauma in Iran.
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Very interesting question
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When we write scientific articles, we often mention historical dates. If I am correct, in western countries, year 1 corresponds to the supposed birth of Jesus Christ (more precisely his circumcision). Therefore, we are forced to make a (christian) religious reference in our articles. This convention seems to me arbitrary. Do you know of a non-religious calendar we could use in order to remain neutral?
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I know the decimal calendar of French Revolution, composed by ten months and weeks ("decadi") of ten days (not good for leisure and relax). The noms of months were very poetical: Floréal, Vendimiaire, Fructidor.
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I am looking for the position of the Southern Baptist Convention in America regarding the confession of Christian values ​​and norms about sexuality. What is the role of the influence of the sexual revolution on this process?
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Mr. Deugd,
I would like to add to our Sister Bays' comment. As she mentioned in the SBC 2000 Baptist Faith & Message, Section XVIII entitled "The Family" the denomination's overall position on sexuality is,
  1. XVIII. The Family
  2. God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption.
  3. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God's unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.
  4. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation.
  5. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God's pattern for marriage. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.
  6. Genesis 1:26-28; 2:15-25; 3:1-20; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Joshua 24:15; 1 Samuel 1:26-28; Psalms 51:5; 78:1-8; 127; 128; 139:13-16; Proverbs 1:8; 5:15-20; 6:20-22; 12:4; 13:24; 14:1; 17:6; 18:22; 22:6,15; 23:13-14; 24:3; 29:15,17; 31:10-31; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; 9:9; Malachi 2:14-16; Matthew 5:31-32; 18:2-5; 19:3-9; Mark 10:6-12; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 7:1-16; Ephesians 5:21-33; 6:1-4; Colossians 3:18-21; 1 Timothy 5:8,14; 2 Timothy 1:3-5; Titus 2:3-5; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Peter 3:1-7.
In addition, beneath this section is a link for "Commentary." The most relevant part for your research would most likely the section entitled, "Marriage," which states,
Marriage
God's purpose for marriage was introduced in creation (Gen. 2:24) and then reaffirmed in the Gospels (Matt. 19:5) and the Pauline epistles (Eph. 5:31). This biblical principle for marriage transcends time and culture. Marriage, according to Scripture, is a covenant commitment to the exclusive, permanent, monogamous union of one man and one woman, and thus it cannot be defined as a flexible contract between consenting human beings. Rather, the strong and enduring bond of marriage, pledged in the presence of God Himself, is enriched by the couple's unconditional love for and acceptance of one another.
Believers must resist any claims of legitimacy for sexual relationships that biblically have been declared illicit or perverse lest they fall prey to an accommodation to the spirit of the age. Deviation from God's plan for marriage mars the image of God (Gen. 1:27) and distorts the oneness God intended in the sexual union between one woman and one man. The perversion of homosexuality defies even childbirth, since it negates natural conception (Rom. 1:18-32).
In marriage, two people physically become one flesh (Gen. 2:24); two families are socially grafted together; and the husband and wife portray spiritually the relationship between Christ and the Church (Eph. 5:23-27). The union is designed to provide a lifetime of spiritual and emotional support (Deut. 24:5), to offer a channel for the mutual satisfaction of sexual desires, and to present the best setting for conceiving and nurturing the next generation. The complementary relationship between husband and wife is presented as part of the pre-Fall perfect setting (Gen. 2:8-25) and then carefully defined within the canon of Scripture for succeeding generations (Eph. 5:21-33; Col. 3:18; 1 Pet. 3:1-7).
Marriage, according to God's plan, is a lifelong commitment. The breaking of its bonds brings hurt to all those involved, and thus every effort ought to be made for marital reconciliation and restoration (Mal. 2:16). Jesus clearly did not advocate divorce but called attention to His design for marriage presented "in the beginning" at creation (Gen. 2:24), while noting that the "hardness" of the human heart could on occasion circumvent that plan (Matt. 5:31-32; 19:3-9; Mark 10:6-12; Luke 16:18; Rom. 7:1-3; 1 Cor. 7:1-16).
The Fall introduced distortions into the relationships between men and women just as it brought chaos and tragedy throughout the world. The husband's loving, humble headship has often been replaced with domination or passivity. The wife's voluntary and willing submission has often been exchanged for usurpation or servility. Redemption in Christ would call for husbands to forsake harsh or selfish leadership and to extend loving care to their wives (1 Pet. 3:7) and for wives to forsake resistance to the authority of their respective husbands and to practice willing, joyful submission to that leadership (1 Pet. 3:1-2).
Since Article XIV provides that each church in the SBC is autonomous and accountable only to its own congregation and the Lord, it would be difficult to nail down a "norm" for the entire denomination other than the aforementioned Statement of Faith. With regards to the question " What is the role of the influence of the sexual revolution on this process? The answer might be, "What sexual revolution?"
This reference by Albert Mohler, a bigwig in the SBC, might help as well, http://news.sbts.edu/2015/10/02/mohler-says-new-book-responds-to-moral-emergency-of-sexual-revolution/.
I hope this helps.
In Christ,
Joseph Lewis Kitto
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Can anyone of you recommend from own experience a dictionary of theological terms, preferably from an Orthodox Christian point of view? (OBS I need physical books, not web-resourses)
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My studies in the field of religion are gnosticism
And Christian mysticism can not be the same Gnostic mysticism.
For information on Christian mysticism, refer to
Mystics of the Christian Tradition [Steven Fanning]
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If the answer is yes, why today Christian women do not wear hijab? Did Christians not believe the Prophet Jesus and his mother?
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I agree with you.
If there no basis for the hijab in Christianity .. from Where came idea of ​​the wearing nuns of the veil in churches???
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From the Three major religious group in Nigeria; Traditional Religion, Christianity and Islam.
1. Are there religious text and teachings that support domestic violence?
2. Are there roles religion can play in curbing the use and manipulation of religious text by perpetrators of domestic violence in Nigeria?
3. what strategies can be apply to effectively and efficiently curb this phenomenon.
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Of the three religions mentioned none of them support domestic violence. I have been told though that what ever principle a country is founded upon is what rules that country religiously. Unlike USA that was founded upon Judaism principles Africa is founded upon witchcraft and vooduism. There were many witch doctors running this nation before Christianity was introduced. Because of Africa's principles in witchcraft there may still be darkness in certain cities that commit this atrocity. Let us pray that they may receive the peace child that God has given to destroy this darkness in this continent.
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Hello, there were many aspects in microbiology which need more detail study till now we have information only about 5% of total biodiversity of microorganisms. So 95% is future work!
Good luck!
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Most researchers consider memory an essential part of personhood. This explains why losing access to souvenirs (and memory) is so frightening for people who have Alzheimer and other dementia-related diseases.
Now, in the Afterlife, there will be no more suffering, but will being near God bring back the memory of earthly life to the deceased? And if so, why would that be important? And how do you justify it from a theological (christian or other) point of view?
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Now I understand better the meaning of the topic. In my opinion there is no sense in thinking that we will be in heaven a different person, for the reasons I've explain above.
People with disabilities, as the childs who died very little aged, they are the preferred by God, and will be particularly happy about that. I think that the love of God for them, that preference, will compensate in heaven the lives that they couldn't realize in earth.
Resurrection is trasformation (it is not just local transfert from here to there). That transformation (the power of God in action) will straighten them (as in Jesus miracles with blind or deaft people). So that the fact that they do not have memories or history do not really will be seen for them as a lost.
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The Christians believed that Jesus was the Savior.
Muslims believe that one of the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad is called the Mahdi is the savior.
Who is the real Savior or the two will appear together and save the world?
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What is the relationship between the African indigenous religious space and Christianity
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1/ I think your reasoning is understandable and I personally can share it. The time of intense Christian Africa mission (of both great denominations) was the last decades of the 19th century. Spain, Portugal, the UK have historically been active missionaries worldwide since the discovery of India and the American continent, Germany only since 1884 (until the end of World War I). Since the victory of Islam in the Mediterranean region over the Christian Roman Empire, Islam played a considerable role in North, East and Central Africa (slavery was also known here long before the 17th century, although more with traders from Arabia/Asia than with Europe).
2/ Of course, sociologically and sociocritically, missionary work in the 19th century was part of imperialism. However, this did not exclude the possibility that missionaries, who were completely devoted to their work and also to the people in which they lived, would do exactly what you called humane reasoning.
3/ The Christian mission attracted above all the chiefs of the tribes with educational offers that belonged to careers in the modernized parts of Africa. They set up schools, introduced young people to craft trades, promoted modern farming methods, again supported by the white colonial administration, of course, but also had resistance when the white governor recruited the indigenous people into forced labor - as far as the available reports tell the truth.
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There seems to be a resource gap when teaching students at the local church as opposed to the general education system. How can churches integrate technology in the church classroom?
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The bridging of technology in Christian education requires the reformation of the approach to instruction. Firstly, there must be programmatic settings and systems where those teaching are taught teaching methodology and continual professional development. Then, there must be the willingness of the church institution to invest in the technology necessary to diversify the teaching-learning experience, and proper setting for technology to be used for instruction. Overall, the restructuring of thought regarding the requirements for Christian educators and methodology of how Christian education should be approached, and the edifice for which the engathering of worshippers commune needs to be implemented for integration to be accomplishe.
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for example.
A man died and left a wife, son and daughter, and he had a sum of ten thousand dollars.
How the amount is divided among them.
And what is your guideof from gospel.
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A good Christian could know it,but I do not think there are countries governed by Gospel laws. It is something religious and must not be conffused with secularizm.
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I am conducting a study on the relationship between authenticty and a Christian tradition of spirituality. ¡We may exchange views some time!
I did not see Klenke among your references, I found was a good author on the relationship between authenticy and spirituality in leadership. Thought that if so, you may want to take a look at it.
Klenke, K. (2005). The internal theater of the authentic leader: Integrating cognitive, affective, conative and spiritual facets of authentic leadership. In F. O. Walumbwa, B. J. Avolio, W. L. Gardner, & U. of Nebraska (Eds.), Authentic Leadership Theory and Practice: Origins, Effects and Development. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Emerald Book
Klenke, K. (2007). Authentic leadership: A self, leader, and spiritual identity perspective. International Journal of Leadership Studies, 3(1), 68–97. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2007.03.003
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The Christian marriage system is based on the prohibition of pluralism. Is it a law that came to Christ or was it put by the men of the Church?
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Mushtaq Basheer Alghazali and Stephen I. Ternyik : if one looks at the prophets starting from Abraham, we see that polygamy was practiced by them. the very nation of Israelites came into being through polygamy of Jacob (Israel). even after the Torah was revealed, David had more than one wife, which created the conditions for Tzadok to become the High Priest of the 1st Solomonic Temple. Even Solomon himself is said to have had at least 300 wives, if not more. Also, Solomon was anointed the king of Israel by Tzadok (which is now practiced by the British Royalty where the new ruler is anointed with the music of Tzadok, by Handel, playing in the background). Neither David, Solomon or Tzadok were going against The Torah. But after Solomon, the tzadokite priesthood made monogamy as the only acceptable marriage. the Israelite kings after Solomon were weak and could not challenge the Tzadokite Kohan Gadol who became the Ruler-High Priest. Hence, we see that polygamy is not prohibited by G-D/Torah. it was the tzadokite priesthood who enforced it on the people a Commandment that was meant for them. thanks.
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That the Christians themselves do not call that this Gospel is from God.!
Nor did Christians prove that Jesus wrote this gospel?
This gospel goes back to its owners? Where is Jesus' Gospel?
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To forge is intentionally to deceive, unless you wish to redefine the word. Forgery is almost always proved with reference to a forged document, and since we have no 'original' texts, it would be quite impossible to prove or disprove forgery. If you question relates to whether the gospels are factually true, what can be said with some certainty is that they represent the memories of those who followed him and wrote them, along with their impressions of Jesus and who he was or is. You ask, 'where is Jesus' gospel', to which the answer is that it is in the words of those who followed him and believed on him. He himself did not write a gospel. Returning to the question of forgery, the writers of the gospels had no intention to deceive, nor any need to do so, having a wonderful and true story to tell. Their aim was to spread the word that they had heard from Jesus.
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Christianity. Islam.
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Are there religious scriptures in the Christian, Islam, and Jewish Bibles that spell out how to live a sustainable life for the next generation? I believe so, but due to technology and contemporary society, we have discarded these religious guidelines hence air/water/soil pollution, animal distinction, human health issues, Global Warming.
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Kelly, yes principles that promote a moral standard are very important for providing a framework for modern society. However, standards without Grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is insufficient to deliver us from what causes immorality, which will be prevalent no matter how many soup kitchens you have, or noon day prayers, or Mission stations. You can feed people all you want and pay their light bills, this is very moral and good; however, the person need to be trained for work. He needs help getting a job. Christians will lend a hand in principles, but we must also be concern about the spirit of man. Man was created to fellowship with God. If man is not brought back into fellowship with God through accepting the atonement that Christ offers than we are going to have a problem with an immoral society once we help that man on his feet again. This is a good question. One we should ponder. Horace Bushnell's Moral Influence Theory of Atonement I highly honor. We must understand, that although Paul was trying to explain Grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, he was not knocking morality. In 1 Corinthians 9 Paul ascertains that he keeps the law among Jews and Gentiles.
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Hello Fellow Researchers.
Is there sufficient internal evidence within the gospel of John, whereby one may assign a role to the Holy Spirit as Epistemic Agent, i.e. as the One who conveys the Truth of the core Christian doctrines to the individual Christian believer?
Please feel free to provide your reasoning, and any appropriate citations in support of your answer.
Thank you.
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When one comes to God in the state as Psalm 51:17 describes, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise” (NASB) or as Jesus said “poor in Spirit” (Matthew 5:3) humbled not puffed up in knowledge. Their heart being receptive and open to the knowledge of the truth then the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, indwells that person and then, yes, the Spirit conveys the Truth because He is the Spirit of Truth as Jesus said, “He will teach you ALL things” (John 14:26 emphasis mine). However, if one comes to the Word puffed up with knowledge then it will be that they are “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the Truth” (2 Timothy 3:7 emphasis mine). Jesus is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6).
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legally i see unless you have been diagnosed as a mentally unfit you can by prescription consider sexually relating to another patient in side the Oregon state hospital. As a homosexual you can be a christian that chooses to live with sin or you can fallow your pleasure and privilege to search god the father or sun in a male iconic image buy desiring to prepare for eternity with a multitude of the possibly many masks of God instead of the goddess.
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This does not look to me as if it is a legitimate topic for discussion in this context - i.e. does not even suggest a research(able) issue. Rather, it appears to be "preaching."
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Giuseppe, this is an interesting topic ,recently, the Kenyan Anti-corruption authority launched a bible study prog. to help fight corruption. will it work? how? i thought it was Balderdash, but now that i see you working on an almost similar topic, i am keen to follow.
I asked myself, is this another religious ostrich approach or its something practical? especially owing to the fact that at least a 3/4 of politicians in Kenya are Christians and consistent church going personalities.
Kindly allow me to follow and if you need any help, feel free to ask
Regards
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Dear Carole Obure Obure. The Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church is not a research work, it is the fruit of the effort made by the Bishops in communion with Pope Leon XII (Magisterium of the Church) to respond to any social conflict known in 1891 (times of the Industrial Revolution) and that over time has been updated to the extent that the needs of our temporal reality have required it. The principles of the common good, the dignity of the human person, solidarity and subsidiarity have never been lost validity since they have their foundation in the Gospel.
In some ideas I agree with you. Some rulers still belonging to some religion can be much less religious than they say they are, especially in works (corruption). However, that is not proper to the rulers, it is natural for any human being who has not internalized and made the Christian message his own.
But, that a governor has made public a call to his people to put as a possible solution to corruption the Christian message is a great opportunity.
But, it is an obligation as Catholics to evangelize. (See Pope Francis' last encyclical "A call to holiness")
I think the current situation in Venezuela (I am Venezuelan) is not secret. Maybe different culture but our circumstances are the same or differ in mode, however I think it is the best time to land very spiritual Christian messages in social messages.
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Diversity is a given fact. Thus, how we view it as productive difficulty is the question. Generally speaking, and from your own inter religious context, how can the study of the synoptic gospels with their presentation of various portraits of Jesus Christ inform how we do inter religious dialogues? B. how does it affect how you engage with others of various religious affiliations? C. Does differences hinder or help dialogue? D. What are some lessons to be learn in multiplicity?
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A) Jesus’ inter religious dialogue with the Samaritan woman in John chapter 4 reveals His method of dialogue. He reached out to anyone who would listen but at the same time did not force Himself or religion on anyone except you could argue that He did so with Saul on the road to Damascus (Acts 9). In a gentle spirit with the love of God in one’s heart, a Christian could help others to see the Truth through inter religious dialogue. It should never become forced or cause animosity it should always be done in peace.
B) Peter in his first epistle (2:12) exhorts fellow Christians to keep their behavior excellent among Gentiles (those of different beliefs) to help from being slandered as evil doers and so those of a different faith (Gentiles) will glorify God because of those good deeds on the day of Jesus Christ.
C&D) Dialogue from a Christian perspective should be the same regardless of what faith the other person is if they let the love of God that has been poured into their heart overflow (Romans 5:5) or as Jesus said let their light so shine among men in such a way that they (those of a different faith) may see their good works and glorify their Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16). If those Christians in dialogue are led by the Holy Spirit then the fruits will manifest (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control) and be evident and multiplicity or dialogue will not be an issue.
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I am interested because my outcome in my doctoral thesis is insuline ressistance.
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Hello, Christian.
I am muslim.
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In view of modern science, I realize that Adam could not have been the first human being. But was there still a historical Adam who served as the first theologically significant human being (i.e., the first one to represent the human race before God)? Or is Adam a purely literary character?
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Interesting
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Over the years of working with people mostly Nigerians of diverse tribes and tongues , I have come to understand that peoples make by way of character can hardly change even when they are born again Christians or highly religious people.why is it so?
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what do you mean by "referee reports?"
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Sometimes Christian religion is seen as causation to the degradation of the environment. The domination mandate from Genesis is in particular mentioned ('subdue the environment'). Other Christian ethics concentrate more on preserving god's creation. Does any of such principles play a role, or does ethics cannot provide any direction of how to act?
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The citing of the Genesis narrative as the domination mandate is no longer tenable, because what drives the world is economics not religion. To sustain the Genesis narrative presumptuously means that Christians are the only inhabitants of the world. After all the Platonic Dualism, which marked the beginning of Western Philosophy predates Christian teachings in the Bible. Both Socrates and Plato tended to deemphasize our natural environment as opposed to the world of ideas. Christian theology tends to thrive on dualism: heaven and earth, hell and heaven, saved and unsaved, but they have not used that theology to destroy or ravage the earth wantonly. If for anything, major industrialists in the world are not Christians and Christians are not known to be heavily involved in nuclear development. Christian environmental ethics should rather use a reconciliatory methodology to call for a global redemptive response to the environmental chaos plaguing us.
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Nietzsche wrote Beyond Good and Evil in 1886 calling for a review of concepts of good and evil. These he claims are moral based, looking back to Judaism, Christianity and even Socrates. I contend likewise that morals camouflage 'badness and bad deeds.'
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Canon Law dictates that priests are to look good, be able-bodied men, and be cleared of any accusations. I studied Canon Law and Church Mission for two years at the Jesuits' Pontifical Gregorian University (Vatican, Rome) to understand the Vatican's role in femminicide and illegal human trafficking. Thus everything is done to cover-up scandal in these religious cults, and is why Marx was against religious personality cults. Hitler, instead, took the opposite strategy, after reading Nietzsche, and made himself the supreme leader of his own personality cult/religion, imitating the pope, and had the all black or grey and collared uniforms of the Schutz-Shtaffel (SS) based on the uniform ranks of the Jesuits, with grey being the highest ranking. Thus, as with Canon Law, all nazi laws were constructed to protect the 'moral' image of their 'priests''. Thus if you wish to undo the cover-ups, a kind of soviet style military approach to patriotism is needed, which advanced war wounded amputees and women, otherwise society is trained for cults of personality/religious cover-ups and able-bodied men on a crucifix or at a mosque as 'morality'.
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Hey everyone,
I am currently working on a project involving the fitness condition of birds and am interested in measuring body temperature in an alpine passerine. Although I can assess nest-temperature using the equipment I already have (iButtons), I am also interested in measuring body temperature of nestlings directly but struggle to find a propper, non invasive way to do this.
Common clinical thermometers cannot be used due to the diameter of the measuring surface and their maximum temperatures usually not exceeding 42.2 ° C, which might be not enough for birds. I was thinking of using infrared-thermometers, but have similar problems regarding the medical ones and maximum temperature.
I know of contactless infrared-thermometers being used for objects rather than humans, but have no experience (and no information) weather these are appropriately applicable on animals (as my first priority is not to harm the birds!).
I was wondering if anyone either has experience with using these contactless object-infrared-thermometers for measuring body temperature in birds or knows of any alternative that will get me good data without harming the birds?
Thanks a lot in advance, Christian
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like, if you are writing on this topic(Christianity and its impacts in Edem Ani nsukka local government area); as your project, what should be your statement of problem?.
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As a researcher you should have questions about your topic. If you need someone to tell you what your research questions are you are not ready to pursue research. Begin by mastering existing and extant literature relating to the topic. Once you understand the topic, questions of your own should present themself. Frame you question(s) as "how" or "why" and offer a tentative answer (Thesis Statement: an academic argument or claim) to frame your research . This answer should allow you to develop a tentative outline. Use the outline to keep you on task and focus your research. Your task now becomes to prove your claim with the facts you uncover in your research. Organize this information into a deliberate argument that leads the reader point by point to your conclusion. Address any counter argument at the outset. Emergent facts and insights likely will impact the shape of your thesis statement and/or outline. Make adjustments as needed. As learning, thinking creatures our understanding of the world and its phenomena should evolve based on new information rather than remain rigid. Make your own luck!
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Given the shocking violence within Christian societies can we genuinely call the Christian religion pacifist. Has it, does it, betray its origins?
What do the Christian texts actually say?
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As someone who works in historical Jesus studies, I would say that almost the consensus of historical Jesus scholars--from theological conservatives like N. T. Wright to theological liberals like John Dominic Crossan--concur that Jesus taught nonviolent resistance to the Roman occupation as an integral part of his kingdom of God agenda. I don't see how the Sermon on the Mount can be understood any other way in its historical context. Since the term "pacifism" often carries the implication of doing nothing, I would use the term "just peacemaking" to most closely approximate Jesus' own perspective.
While Jesus indeed used physical force in his symbolic destruction of the Temple (and physical force is consistent with just peacemaking), he almost certainly would not have endorsed lethal force. The issue with citing Luke 22:35-38 against Jesus' stance on nonviolent resistance is with the Greek term used for "sword." As previously noted, it is machaira--it is not rhomphaia. The difference is critical. A machaira is a long knife or a short sword designed as a multipurpose tool, such as cutting meat or cleaning fish. While it can be used for fighting, that is not its primary purpose. By contrast, a rhomphaia is the kind of sword used only for fighting. So in context, Jesus was telling his disciples to be prepared for a long journey and to take along the appropriate tools, including a money belt, bag, sandals, and a machaira. To clarify this, Jesus said that two swords would be enough. If he envisioned a battle, two swords would never have been enough, but they are plenty if envisioned as traveling tools.
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Is the orthodox Christian doctrine of the incarnation, that Jesus of Nazareth has two natures, the one nature fully human, and the other nature fully divine, logically coherent?
Put another way, is the proposition that states that the individual Jesus of Nazareth is the unique bearer of two sets of properties-the one set of properties fully human, and the other set of properties fully divine, free from logical contradiction?
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I believe the incarnation is logically coherent, and here's briefly how I would explain the harmony between the two natures.
The Second Person of the Trinity, by definition, has a divine nature and is an infinite immaterial Self. Imagine what would happen if we conjoined this infinite Self to a finite human brain. In this case, only a finite amount of each of the infinite Self’s cognitive rational faculties—namely, precisely the same amount as each of our cognitive rational faculties operating at full capacity—could be accommodated by this brain. To simplify, logic dictates that, from his virginal conception to his death, Jesus’ finite brain continually limited the amount of his infinite immateriality that he could access to precisely the same finite amount of immateriality that any other human being would possess at each respective stage of life.
Like the tip of an iceberg, the human soul of Jesus constituted the finite amount of his infinite immaterial Self that his finite human brain could handle, thus rendering Jesus’ soul exactly identical to all other human souls. So Jesus’ distinctly earthly immaterial consciousness came into existence, grew, and developed as the boy Jesus grew and developed. This consciousness drew its visual imagery from what the eyes of Jesus saw and its concepts from the languages he learned. In this way, Jesus’ earthly immaterial consciousness was thoroughly human, Jewish, and first–century Palestinian in nature. During Jesus’ earthly life, therefore, the vast majority of cognitive perfections belonging to his infinite Self, such as all the “omni” attributes (e.g. omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence, etc.), could not be in his waking consciousness. Rather, they were resident in Jesus’ subconscious, or what J. P. Moreland and William Lane Craig style the “divine subliminal,” and temporarily reemerged at selected moments, such as when he performed miracles or displayed knowledge of past, counterfactual, and future truths.
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By "grace" I mean, the restoration of the relationship between God and man.
This question is aimed at our Muslim friends online - I want to learn.
Please add to your comments reason and (scriptural or other) sources. A 'yes' or 'no' answer would be helpful, but more detail is better. I am only guessing in my assumption, I might be wrong. Help me learn.
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Allahu, many things the Jesus-figure did were opposed to the legalistic function of the law (not all Judaism was like that), so the saying of the Jesus-figure you allude to may mean exactly as you say (adding confusion), indicating a return to non-legalistic responses (my belief), or be simply a misunderstanding.
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This is in view of the development of a country(countries) based on the respect of human life, solidarity, charity, fraternity, tolerance and coexistence between Muslims and Christians. (Interreligious Dialogue) 
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The idea of original sin is difficult to find in the Gospels, and appears an addition. It is certainly not within the Jesus-figure's expressed ideas. The Gospels take a far more intuitive, investigative approach to the matter with greater psychological depth.
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A writer had an open invitation to construct counternarratives based on her summary of groups who attended the "Battles of Berkeley"
What I am asking is a similar call for researchers to provide counternarrative extrapolations from these bullet points.
Pick one, or several, or all OR critique this method for its ability to effectively construct counternarratives. If you do critique, however, please provide more fruitful alternatives :)
MAIN MESSAGING FROM RALLIES (so you can make good counter messaging)
  • Anti-immigration/supports deportation & ICE
  • For Muslim ban
  • Anti-abortion and planned parenthood
  • Anti-government social safety nets like healthcare & snap
  • Mostly Christian
  • Passionately hate Obama and Hillary Clinton (still talks about them)
  • Love president Donald Trump no matter what he does
  • Propaganda pushers of false media
  • Blue Lives Matter
  • Obsessively against Communism
  • Pro-Western Culture, believe everyone should assimilate to their ideal state
  • Pro Confederate monument preservation
  • Fine with people of color (they really hate being called racist)
  • Anti-Black Lives Matter
  • Extremely Patriotic
  • In favor of traditional Male/Female roles (Patriarchy)
  • Fine with LGBT but against trans in the military (because Trump said so)
  • Pretty much anything Trump says they support, except white supremacy because again, they hate being called racist
  • *source link https://www.classic8media.com/news/2017/8/21/battle-for-the-bay-whats-the-real-message
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If I may,
the narrative is not relevant as a series of ideas, those ideas change,
especially given Trump's flip flopping. The narrative is based on groupthink around a personnality (trump) and leaders (pro trump figures, some of the republican leadership) though the identity itself is built, on opposition to mainstream elites, within the right wing. The most effective counter narrative would be to challenge the validity of the basis of the group or the narrative, to destabilize the current ideological bubble. Either showing that elites are just people that should not be opposed as a group, or to show that Trump is not deviating from the mainstream. That would be limited by the fact that the counter narrative cannot be deployed by people who would have interest in lying and can still be dismissed as a democrat plot. Ultimately, the only way to properly engage such a narrative is first on an individual basis, where group effects can be minimized, and then to put such objective and unquestionable points (to a Trump supporter not a liberal) that they would be listened to even if they are opposite to what the group's narrative is.
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Originally published more than fifty years ago, The Courage to Be has become a classic of twentieth-century religious and philosophical thought. The great Christian existentialist thinker Paul Tillich describes the dilemma of modern humanity and points a way to the conquest of the problem of anxiety. So how do you personally conquer this problem?
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Breathe in, Breathe out, Move on
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Passages such as the following make it sound like the Prophet Muhammad thought the Christian Trinity was comprised of God, Mary, and their offspring Jesus:
God will say: ‘Jesus Son of Mary, did you ever say to mankind: “Worship me and my mother as gods besides God?”’
‘Glory be to you,’ he will answer, ‘I could never have claimed what I have no right to.’ (5.117)
The Creator of the heavens and the earth—how should he have a son, seeing that He has no consort, and He created all things? (6.102)
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Muhammad did not blaspheme when he asked these questions, because he was not a Christian; but many theologians and historians of religions have affirmed that there is a relationship between the beliefs of Muslims and Christians, although Islam appeared approximately 600 years after the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
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For this, I have chosen Saint Augustine (354-430), or often known as Augustine of Hippo, in present day Algeria. He was an early Christian father and philosopher, who added a few additions to the Christian faith changing it effectively from a pacifist set of beliefs with an acceptance of women (or at least not institutionalised misogyny) into one that, through his concept of original sin, made female sexuality a spiritual threat and sex distasteful, and through his concept of a Just War Christians into potential warriors. Many of his other, not-mentioned, ideas made Christianity into a paradigm of introversion and neurosis.
Of course there are many others more obvious, Fascism and Nazi beliefs, but there are many others wrongly celebrated that have caused immense problems and numerous deaths. Socrates and Plato I believe fostered elitism, and, with some effort, that can be viewed as ultimately damaging. Make a choice......
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While I agree with you of course, Peter, that idealism has killed billions, certainly when attached to religion or religious behaviour, and Marx cannot therefore be excused, also he did not intend what happened under the Bolsheviks, who made a particularly violent approach to Marx's ideas. There's something of the early Islam in Bolshevism, that its ideas can be forced onto others. Here I'm talking about the early conquest tropes, where the message and morals were so absolute that day to day morality was bypassed. Bolshevism was not the only approach, just the worst.
Marx's writings in general indicate a highly moral personality, shocked by poverty, injustice and suffering (to an extent) of others.
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How is your answer compatible with the perfection of God?
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Dear Kirk,
Jesus is consubstantial with God, the Father. Jesus suffered according to the Bible. Thus, God may suffer.
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It's easy to make an argument that particular claims recorded in a scripture are factually true (one just needs to use the standard historical criteria of authenticity). But a writing containing truth, even if it is completely error-free, isn't necessarily divinely inspired. So is it possible to successfully argue for divine inspiration? If so, how?
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I notice when discussing the Bible, etc, as divinely inspired the good parts only are selected for proof and reverence. In fact do they not also contain immense violence? Massacres and genocides? Are these too divine and approved of and adherred to events?
2:23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.2:24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
Few children torn apart in the name of YHWH-doesn't matter maybe?
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If intrinsic, then Scripture is the Word of God no matter whether anyone reads it or responds to it. If instrumental, then Scripture becomes the Word of God when God chooses to use it to generate an encounter with himself.
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Dear Kirk, I think the differentiation makes no sense. All scriptures finally are "Gods Word" in "Human words", because there is no "Divine Language" or if there is such thing, to understand it we have to translate it into human language. To differentiate an instrumental from an intrinsic makes no sense, because all forms of communications finally want to come from a sender to an receiver with the end that the receiver understands something, if not, it is a senseless communication, and than even the question if it exists or not, if it is possible or not, is irrelevant. So talking about Gods Word always implies a sense and therefore never can be intrinsic. The other term "instrumental" or "funcional" is for me a missleading conception, because does not appreaciate sufficiently the human nature with it's liberty. We should conceive revelations more in dialogic model or structure.
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The fertility rate of the Muslims is highest among the religious faiths.Further, the size of the Muslim population is also impacted by considerable conversion ,and de-conversion,if any. The size and percentage of conversion from other faiths to Islam would give an idea of the causal factors to the growth of the size of Muslim population. Gender-specific data of such conversion would be useful.Further, such data from major countries would help to understand the scenario.
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Hello Bedprakas, you might also contact Barna Research, they may have some information to answer your question.
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The first known empire may have been established by the oldest real city of Uruk, although it may have been a trading empire that spread cultural influence. From Uruk we have gained so much-professionalism, kingship (?), marraige and law. The first clear political empire was probably Akkad (although how much of their triumphs were made up is still being scrutinised). The entwinement of religion and empire ensured the global growth of Abrahamic religions as a consequence of centralising processes, authoritarianism (after initial periods of anarchic behaviour or/and dominant communal ethos) and concentration on the written word: first Christianity through Rome, and then the military/religious empire of Islam. Write on!!!
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Empires by heir nature not only promote globalization but also help in the transfer of technology and culture.
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Why or why not?
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There is no rigid connection between religion and morality. If people proceed only from the fact of their belonging to a certain religion, then it will be very difficult or impossible to resolve moral contradictions. Fortunately, in everyday life, people often proceed from their instinct of self-preservation and common sense, and not from their religious affiliations, when they solve moral issues in practice.